I work with storytelling, drawing, animation, and coding. I am currently examining themes of memories, queer identity, and time through non-linear narratives and compositions.
Considering the idea of simultaneity, and Deleuze and Guattari’s Rhizome, has led me to look ahead at digital technologies and to the past into historical sources. The rhizome presents information as a grid of connected points, like mushroom roots or an ant colony, connected and responding to each other. I see rhizomatic patterns in different places, from webpages to fresco wall paintings and Choose Your Own Adventure novels.
The pattern shows up in my drawings, with entangled bodies in ink and charcoal, touching, colliding, pushing against each other, and in the browser, where narratives unfold and loop together. In my moving image work, soft movements and multiple events unfold simultaneously to express the fluidity of identity and intimacy. These animations branch out: in some paths they exist purely as film, some as physical objects in art installations, and finally some are integrated in my browser-based art, where the moving images, static drawings, and stories are combined.